In the late 60’s we lived in Louisville, Ky. Dad was working at appliance park for GE and I had returned from NM where I had attended college at NMMI for a couple of years. I was dating Cathy Thomas at the time and we were going to see a movie downtown. As we turned into the parking lot I stopped to let this young black man walk down the sidewalk, we parked and ran into the young man, oddly familiar , again on the way to the theater. Tall handsome and very solid looking. We had passed Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali.
This was to be the first of a couple of additional meetings with Muhammad Ali.
The most time I had around Muhammad Ali was the week before he fought Chuck Wepner on March 24, 1975. I was with a young sports reporter with the News Journal where we both worked. It was an interesting week watching Ali workout, chat with people and to see him away from the crowds. We saw Larry Holmes knock him down during a sparing round and had a feeling Holmes would be champ one day. Interestingly during one of our days up there everyone had left and Holmes was left behind. Not sure how we got him into my Ford Pinto, but we did and back to his hotel.
In later years I saw him and Veronica Porsche at the Kentucky Derby.
So now I will go back thru the years of negs and slides to find all the images to scan and post.
I will say beyond the lights and hype I met a very kind, gentle and intelligent person.
Read an interesting article on Auto ISO and manual settings for my Nikon’s. Here is the article: Auto ISO
So I took a couple of minutes and set the D800 on manual, 1250 @ f8 to shoot the dogs playing in the backyard. Evening light coming from behind the dogs. ISO pegged at 6400 and images look good. Read the article, it’s a good move for those that want better control over image gathering.
Note the details on the left side of Lola’s face and having the luxury of picking a high shutter speed to stop the action of Hanna and Lola.
Just another tip of how to get it done to put in the toolbox.
Interesting article by Don Giannatti about the need or not for a professional photographer.
Read it here at Petapixel
About the author: Don Giannatti is a photographer, designer, and writer who has never owned a Subaru or an Escalade. He once owned a PT Cruiser, but that it a long and tortured story not fit for telling without a few beers. He lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona, and prefers Mexican food to anything else. In fact, there may not be anything else. You can visit his website here and his online portfolio here
Tonight at Leti and Matt’s is a family, la familia, affair for a very special event. As we eat tamales, not just any tamales, hecho a mano tamales by Mrs. Martin, the kind you will never find anywhere but home. Leti’s Mon and Dad are down to San Diego for a very special event as my baby brother, Matt, has a pinning ceremony tomorrow, being it is only 10:30 here.
This is one of those events that come once in a lifetime for a family. Matt will get pinned with his first star in the Navy as a Rear Admiral Lower Half. He is still my baby brother, but as the eldest family member I couldn’t be prouder of him as he carries on a family tradition of serving out Country. Our Grandfather served as a Marine in WWI and Dad served in WWII in the Army Air Corps, his eldest brother served in the Army and now Matt has reached the highest honor serving in the Navy.
Tomorrow I will have more official news and pictures.
Honor, Courage and Commitment
One thing that Mom loved was fall and the Buckeyes, especially the band. And one of the best show ever on stage is The Ohio State Marching Band on the stage at Vets Memorial. Close to the stage where you could feel everything!
This half time show you would love. Enjoy…